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Asia-Pacific: soft air cargo market conditions in 2013

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released the preliminary figures for the full calendar year 2013. International air cargo demand for Asia Pacific carriers, expressed in freight tonne kilometre (FTK) terms, recorded a marginal contraction of 0.6% in 2013, albeit an improvement from the steeper declines seen in 2012 and 2011. In spite of the fall in demand, the year saw a 1.1% expansion in cargo capacity, resulting in a 1.1 percentage point decline in the average international freight load factor to 65.4%.

Commenting on the results, Andrew Herdman, AAPA director general said, "Air cargo markets remained subdued in 2013, but picked up towards the end of the year in line with increasing demand for Asian exports in the major developed markets." 


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